Friday, February 7, 2014
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to “Open Cockpit Sunday” on Sunday Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for. With great public interest and success, “Open Cockpit Sunday” has been hosted by Patriots Point since the program began in 2011; inviting guests to visit exhibits usually not open as part of the regular tours of the USS YORKTOWN.
For one Sunday each month, visitors have the opportunity to explore the cockpits of some of the museum’s most popular aircrafts, including the SBD Dauntless, F-9 Cougar, H-1 Huey, S-3 Viking, H-3 Sea King, F-18 Hornet and the A-6 Intruder.
“Open Cockpit Sunday has been successful in aiding our efforts to educate the public about our rich military history,” said Executive Director Mac Burdette. “It’s part of our mission; but it’s also a great opportunity for our visitors – children and adults alike – to experience Patriots Point in a whole new way and to walk in the steps of heroes.”
Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to share the unique stories of these historic aircraft. Normal museum admission rates apply.
Patriots Point, on the Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, SC, is home of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, including the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey and USS Clamagore and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. Patriots Point is also headquarters to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the agency’s official Medal of Honor Museum. As an agency, the Naval and Maritime Museum strives to preserve the living history of our nation’s bravest men and women while telling their stories in honorable, educational and engaging ways. Stay up to date on what’s happening at Patriots Point by visiting www.patriotspoint.org and find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at www.facebook.com/PatriotsPoint.org.